On a sunny morning in April 2015 I woke up early, took a shower, and grabbed my backpack like I do everyday to go to work.
But on that Saturday, I wasn't going to work.
I was heading across town to Portland's St. John's neighborhood - a neck of the woods I don't visit very often.
Over the next . . .
In a recent episode of On Being with Krista Tippett, the guest, Ellen Langer, describes a mental framework she recommends.
Rather than asking "can I do X?", ask yourself "how can I do X?"
She sums it up nicely:
When you ask yourself 'how do you do something?', you are bypassing your ego in some sense, you are . . .
Last week I read this post by James Altucher where he talked about the manure problem in New York City in the late 19th century.
Everyone was using horses to get around, and the piles of manure and foul odors were just getting worse and worse.
The manure problem needed to be solved. So committees and task forces were created. Politicians . . .